Breeder Dümmen Orange has moved its breeding facilities for pot and garden mums from Fareham (UK) to its location in De Kwakel (the Netherlands). There, newly installed and climate-controlled greenhouse compartments provide monitored conditions for conducting trials and breeding activities.
With this move, Dümmen Orange has centralized its breeding activities for pot and garden Chrysanthemum. This includes building up and maintenance of mother stock, the development of new varieties and the organization of flower trials. All activities are conducted in compliance with high hygiene standards. At the De Kwakel location, Dümmen Orange has access to a large field for extensive outdoor trials in order to assess the garden performance of its garden mum range.
Dümmen physically started to move its plant material from the UK in October of 2021 and its breeding activities there have ended as of January 1st.
Mike van Os, Product Manager Pot Plants at Dümmen Orange, is happy with the move. “It’s not just the facility. We’re much closer to our main markets now and customers have better access to all developments and products that we have to offer. Here, we have great opportunities for better product selections that meet our customers’ expectations.”